Painted Rock Garden Markers - I made these for my garden last year but didnt use the right kind of paint and by the end of the summer, they looked like plain old rocks again. Bummer! Next year Ill use patio paint, cant wait!
Pepper, Sweet, Tangerine Dream: Yes, its a gorgeous little bush studded all over with shiny red-orange rockets—too pretty to hide away among rows of vegetables. But its very tasty too, with a hint of heat. The 3 fruit are sweet and delicious, either pickled or on salad platters. Height 18. Harvest about 70 days after plants are set out in the garden. Grows best in full sun.
Controlling aphids is actually easy, though somewhat time consuming. A sharp stream of water will knock the little buggers off the plant, although a hose nozzle may be too strong - especially for tender plants like peas. Another effective alternative is insecticidal soap. The soap washes off the aphid’s protective waxy coating and causes dehydration, thus killing the insect. Insecticidal soap spray is economical, nontoxic, and environmentally safe both indoors and in the garden.